(1) This rule applies during the hearing of a proceeding (other than the hearing of an interlocutory application) and until—
(2) During the period to which this rule applies, any person may access any of the following documents relating to the proceeding:
(3) Despite subclause (2), a Judge may, on his or her initiative or on request, direct that any document, or part of a document, relating to the proceeding not be accessed without the permission of a Judge.
(4) A request for access to a document under this rule is made informally to the Registrar by letter that—
(5) The following provisions apply when a request for access to a document is made under subclause (4):
(b) a party who wishes to object must, before the relevant deadline (within the meaning of rule 3.10), give written notice of the objection to the Registrar, to the person who made the request, and to the other parties or their counsel:
(6) The Judge may determine an objection referred to the Judge under subclause (5)(c) or a request for permission under subclause (3) or (5)(e) in any manner the Judge considers just.
(7) For the purposes of subclause 2(b) and (c), admitted into evidence does not include evidence admitted provisionally.
Schedule 2 rule 3.9: substituted, on 12 June 2009, by rule 4 of the High Court (Access to Court Documents) Amendment Rules 2009 (SR 2009/133).